The text in the image reads: “al-shishan—humum waahzan, la tabkhalu ‘alayhim wa-law bil-du‘a’” (“Chechnya—concerns and sorrows, don’t be stingy with them, even if it’s just a prayer”). The image also contains a map of Chechnya, depicted without bordering countries or bodies of water, which emphasizes the context and scope of that specific regional jihad. The letters of the word “al-Shishan” (“Chechnya”) are colored in red, which is associated with danger and blood in the Islamic tradition. Blood is also overtly expressed in the image by the blood-dripping letters.

Overall, the combination of elements in this image is designed to evince sympathy from the viewer, but of particular importance to that end is the image of a child, injured or deceased, as well as an image of a teary feminine eye.

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Group Type Jihadist Group
Dominant Colors Red, Orange
Secondary Colors Yellow
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans al-shishan - humum wa-ahzan, la tabkhalu `alayhim wa-law bil-du`a'
Image Number 0072
Groups Region of Operation Central Asia
Groups Country of Operation Chechnya
Body Parts Blood, Face / Bust, Eye/s
Fire Flames, Burning Object
FIre Analysis house
Geopolitical Symbols Country / Regional Map, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis Chechnya
People Woman / Women
Topography Man-made Structure / Landmark

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